On Jan. 6, an enraged Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) telephoned White House counsel Pat Cipollone and told him that if President Trump didn’t act more aggressively to denounce the mob “we’ll be asking you for the 25th Amendment” to remove Trump from office.
In an in-person interview with the authors that afternoon, after they all evacuated from the Senate, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) expressed optimism that the riot could become a turning point:
“People will say, ‘I don’t want to be associated with that.’ There will be a rallying effect for a while, the country says: We’re better than this.” Graham suggested Biden was the right man for this time: “I mean, how mad can you get at Joe Biden?”
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Lindsey Graham Reportedly Pushed for the 25th Amendment to Be Invoked on Jan. 6 to Oust Trump https://t.co/On2AFcqNZj
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